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Pilot flying from Statesville killed after plane found crashed, officials say

STATESVILLE, N.C. - Officials said the pilot who was heading from Statesville Regional Airport to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County but never arrived is dead after the plane was found crashed.


Tractor-trailer crash spills 3,700 gallons of liquid nitrogen in Union County

UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A major Union County highway was shut down for hours Monday after a truck hauling liquid nitrogen crashed, spilling nearly 4,000 gallons. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Highway 218, just outside of Monroe.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Pair accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at Myrtle Beach motel arrested in Charlotte

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Two people accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail in the parking lot of a Myrtle Beach motel were arrested in Charlotte, according to our sister station WPDE.


Union County Schools propose changes to ban vaping products in schools for students

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Already in Union County Public Schools, students are not allowed to smoke, use tobacco or cigarettes anywhere on school property according to administrative guidelines.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Fatal crash under investigation in Union County

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Union County highway patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The crash happened on highway 74 in Stallings, near the Monroe bypass exit towards Rockingham.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.


Prison On Lockdown After Brawl Sends 4 To Hospital

SALISBURY, NC — A Charlotte-area prison was put on lockdown Monday afternoon after four inmates were assaulted and had to be hospitalized after a prison yard brawl, according to prison officials.


Man admits secretly recording nude videos of children on board his yacht

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 49-year-old North Carolina man accused of secretly recording nude videos of at least 16 children in various locations in the Carolinas, including on his yacht, has pleaded guilty, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray.


She went out to get diapers for her son. She never made it back.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was a gruesome case that shook a south Charlotte neighborhood 16 years ago. Alkia Rodgers was reported missing May 21, 2003 when she didn't come home. The 18-year-old mother's body was found the next day by some kids at the top of a slide in Charlotte's Southside Park where ofte


2 NC children shot after their dad is involved in 'road rage' incident, sheriff says

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WFMY) — Two children were shot in a suspected road rage incident between two men Saturday in Mount Airy, the Surry County Sheriff's Office confirms. A nine-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were taken to the hospital by their father Graig Sheff, according to the sheriff's offi


'You saw me as prey': Sex assault victim sends message to attacker after facing him in court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte woman was attacked and raped while walking home from uptown last Halloween. Monday, she faced her attacker with a message as he was sentenced to prison.


Second officer who responded to deadly shooting suspended related to separate case, source says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 has learned a second officer who responded to a deadly encounter at a north Charlotte Burger King last month has been suspended. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has not said why Officer Larry Deal is suspended; but a source told Channel 9 the suspension is rel


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Report: Nearly 200 more problems found in I-77 toll lane construction zones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Interstate 77 toll lanes are not open yet, but there are already more than 1,000 issues concerning safety along the roadway. They range from problems with the asphault to a cracked tunnel and a damaged bridge.